Reading is undergoing a rapid transformation due to technology bringing in something new every now and then.  While there are a few digital readers out there, when you can carry around books and more in your pocket, why not explore that territory?

With your iOS device equipped with a fantastic app store (and a steady internet connection), you can save a couple of hundred bucks and the environment by going green! Here is a list of iPhone and iPad apps that will help you carry around entire libraries of your favourite books in your pocket.

Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Book Lovers

#1. Book Crawler
Book Crawler iPhone and iPad App IconA great app for bookworms, Book Crawler is everything you’d want from an app. At the touch of a button you can scan your entire book collection using the in-built library database to rate and review your favourite books. You can also compare ratings with the community. There is a virtual world built around the Book Crawler app where you can download and join in and share your love for reading with like-minded people.

Price: $1.99
Download Book Crawler

#2. Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam iPhone and iPad App IconWhat do you do when you come across a word you don’t know the meaning of? Here’s the perfect app for that. This is a comprehensive dictionary app to find simple definitions to the words you type onto the screen. The app also supports a voice search option which saves you the hassle of typing.

Price: Free
Download Merriam

#3. Goodreads

Goodreads iPhone and iPad App IconThis app is perfect for die-hard book fanatics. You can rate and review books here while listing your favorite book titles to generate a list of suggested books you can read! The GoodReads website is one of the largest book fan websites, this is one app which should definitely be on your phone if you love to read.

Price: Free
Download Goodreads

#4. Instant Poetry HD

Instant Poetry HD iPhone and iPad App IconIf you love reading poems and want to start writing poetry, this is a great app! This is a simple and easy to use app that lets you string together phrases and words that you fancy and turn them into poetry! So the next time you are inspired by a poem you read somewhere, you are not far from composing your own.

Price: $1.99
Download Instant Poetry HD

#5. So Mpls Book Club

So Mpls Book Club iPhone and iPad App IconIf you’re looking for the best book app on the app store, this one is for you. It is packed with a lot of questions and discussions about books and gatherings where you can review your favourite books and share them with the world. This is like a perfect ‘social network for books’ where you can browse thought several forums and user comments about titles from classics to contemporary.

Price: Free
Download So Mpls Book Club

If you’re a voracious reader who reads everything from milk cartons to newspapers, you probably need an app to help you nourish the bookworm in you! Whether you need help with choosing your next pick or ways to catalogue your library, apps let you do that easily.